Thoughts so far this season? Between Ramirez, Sandoval, and Price, this is easily my least favorite franchise in town. Can't stand them.
34-27, 3 games back of 1st and firmly in 2nd for now.
Given the shaky start and with all the injuries, I think the Sox have done fairly well.
Porcello struggling doesn't help though, and neither does ERod being on the DL now (though hopefully he can come back real soon as reports indicate - maybe in the next 5 days).
Biggest problem is 3B.
Regardless, a favorable stretch here with DET (go for the sweep tonight) and then 4 straight against the free falling Phillies. Need to take advantage. Yankees keep on winning unfortunately..
What? Why? Because of only those 3?
Those three are just the easiest to snipe at. There's enough dejection the spread around liberally, though. So let's see...
Ramirez has pretty much refused to play 1B this season.
Sandoval can't be bothered to get himself in shape in which he can be mistaken for an actual baseball player.
Price doesn't talk to the media because they hurt his feelings, and got into a scrum with a reporter.
Those are the highest paid guys on your squad, your team leaders so to say. But the buck doesn't stop there:
Pedroia felt it's ok to throw his teammates under the bus from the top step of the dugout during a game.
Pomeranz whined about being taken early out of a game one week after his elbow was about to explode (perhaps he should try to take less than 100 pitches to get out of the 4th).
Farrell has the charisma of a dead fish, is less informative than sports talk radio, and has the habit of hanging his players out to dry. I guess that is compensated by the fact that he's a horrible in-game manager and has totally lost any semblance of control over the clubhouse.
If I could start tomorrow with Sale, Betts, Bogaerts, Benintendi, JBJ, and Rodriguez, I'd do it in a heartbeat. To think we could have had Lovullo, Lester and even Travis Shaw here instead is just maddening.